Koenig & Strey Voted No. 1 Suburban Luxury Real Estate Firm by Chicago Agent


Chicago, IL - (November 18, 2008) - Wilmette-based Koenig & Strey GMAC is the No. 1 suburban luxury residential real estate brokerage firm in Chicagoland, according to Chicago Agent magazine’s fourth-annual Agents’ Choice Awards. More than 16,000 agents in the Chicago area participated in the magazine’s survey to determine the winner of this category and others, including best mortgage lender, best residential architect and best overall new-construction development. Winners were selected based on the quality, originality and professionalism of service they provide to home buyers and sellers.

“As one of Chicagoland’s largest residential real estate brokerage firms, Koenig & Strey GMAC has always prided itself on providing home buyers and sellers with unsurpassed access to the area’s leading high-end brokers,” said President Doug Ayers. “The fact that this award was voted on by our peers makes it an even greater accomplishment for us. It truly serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of our agents.”

According to Ayers, Koenig & Strey GMAC’s presence in the North Shore’s luxury real estate market for the past 50 years, as well as its No. 1 market share position in Chicago’s affluent Gold Coast and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, have allowed the firm to become a leader in luxury residential real estate sales. In addition, Koenig & Strey GMAC’s proprietary luxury marketing program – Properties of Distinction – provides agents with the tools to develop customized marketing strategies for each upscale listing.

“When it comes to the luxury-home market, our reputation and experience truly is second to none, for both buyers and sellers,” added Ayers. “And as an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, we’re able to showcase our Properties of Distinction listings to a worldwide audience. This is a service that is unmatched in the Chicagoland market.”

Koenig & Strey GMAC has 28 residential brokerage offices with over 1,250 sales associates serving some of the finest communities in Chicago, the North Shore, Lake County and the western suburbs. Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate is an exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates, the leading network of luxury international property brokers with more than 35,000 sales associates worldwide specializing in high-end homes. For additional information, please visit www.ksgmac.com or call (847) 853-5000.